CRN is looking for a Government Relations professional to manage a range of state and federal government affairs activities, including:
Track, monitor and analyze federal and state legislative and agency rules impacting the dietary supplement and functional food industry.
Lobby Congress on behalf of the industry. Advise Congressional Members and staff on CRN positions and concerns on specific issues to gain their support.
Represent CRN at Congressional hearings, briefings, Hill staff meetings, and association meetings, coalitions and conferences.
Educate Members of Congress and their staff on the dietary supplement and functional food industry and on the impact that current law, policy proposals and legislation may have.
Attend political events and fundraisers to enhance CRN's overall advocacy strategies.
Serve as a resource and advocate for member companies.
Work with Senior Vice President to develop legislative and lobbying strategy to address legislation, hearings, and administrative actions impacting the industry.
Lead CRN's engagement with the Dietary Supplement Caucus, developing quarterly staff briefings and encourage interested Members of Congress and staff to join.
Bachelors degree in political science, government or related field.
5-7 years relevant federal or state legislative and/or association experience, with a working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process. Capitol Hill and/or State Legislature experience a plus.
Excellent research and analytical skills applied to public policy issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and focus quickly on the essence of an issue.
Strong time and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) some public speaking.
Some travel required.
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Additional Salary Information: The Council for Responsible Nutrition offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid holiday and vacation. CRN is an equal opportunity employer.
About Council for Responsible Nutrition
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, DC, is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. CRN companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the United States and globally. Our member companies manufacture popular national brands as well as the store brands marketed by major supermarkets, drug stores and discount chains. These products also include those marketed through natural food stores and mainstream direct selling companies. CRN represents more than 150 companies that manufacture dietary ingredients and/or dietary supplements and functional foods, or supply services to those suppliers and manufacturers. Our member companies are expected to comply with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety. Our supplier and manufacturer member companies also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics.